Amazon to Launch New Grocery Store Format in Woodland Hills California in 2020

AmazonFresh Pickup, a service launched by Inc, is pictured in the Ballard neighbourhood of Seattle
AmazonFresh Pickup, a service launched by Inc and currently open only to employees, is pictured in the Ballard neighbourhood of Seattle, Washington, U.S. March 29, 2017. Picture taken March 29, 2017. REUTERS/Jason Redmond

Amazon (AMZN) plans to launch a new grocery store format in the Los Angeles County area of Woodland Hills next year in 2020. According to Amazon, this grocery store will be a different type from its Whole Food brand.

The company has yet to confirm major details concerning the new grocery store, however, Amazon’s job posting site lists new positions for job seekers.

The job positions describe the store as “Amazon’s first grocery store,” which appears to depart from the “Amazon Go” format. The “Amazon Go” format allows customers, through AI, to walk in, grab what they want and walk out of the store. It then charges the customers’ items automatically to their Amazon account.

However, the new Amazon format that will be located in Woodland Hills, appears that it will be using the more traditional method of manned cash registers and check out lanes.

The store is rumored to be located in the 35,000 square foot property formerly occupied by Toys R Us on Topanga Canyon Boulevard, directly across the street from the new upscale shopping mall Westfields’ “The Village.”


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